Bitterly cold and very windy with frequent snow showers.
Very windy and feeling bitterly cold with snow showers feeding in the from the east, some of these heavy. The strongest winds will be to the west of the high ground. Maximum Temperature 3C.
Staying windy overnight with snow showers continuing to pile in the from the east. Lying snow and ice likely to cause some impacts. Minimum Temperature -6C.
Another very cold and windy day with further snow showers for many, though these may start to ease a little. Maximum Temperature 3C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Mostly dry through Monday and Tuesday though thawing snow will bring the risk of ice as temperatures only slowly recover. Chance of some rain by Wednesday.
Day 6 to 15
After a clear frosty start across southern areas on Thursday, a band of cloud and rain will spread across all parts, followed by blustery showers, these heaviest in the northwest. Showers will die out on Friday as thicker cloud and rain spreads in from the west, becoming windy. While daytime temperatures will recover to around normal, for a time we may still see overnight frosts. By the weekend it will turn unsettled and rather cold across most parts with some prolonged outbreaks of rain, particularly in western areas. Low pressure is expected to be close to the UK by the start of Easter week, with a mixture of showers, more prolonged spells of rain and some snow likely in the north.
Day 16 to 30
There is significant uncertainty in the forecast throughout this period, but a blocked or slowly changing weather pattern is probable. There will most likely be a balance between Atlantic frontal systems affecting the south and west at times with colder air associated with high pressure out to the northeast. Mixed conditions are likely with wetter than average conditions expected across the south, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north where it will also be windy at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief.
Met Office : NW : 2018-03-17T06:07:43